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Sitting next to screaming kids in a restaurant

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I can understand new parents not knowing what to do in certain situations, but when we are trying to have a family meal in a restaurant to celebrate someone's birthday, why does there always have to be a screaming brat who doesn't like vegetables?  And more to the point, why are they always sitting at the table right next to me?

You can't hold a civilised conversation with this racket going on next to you.  As for the eating habits of some of them, meal times at home must be something akin to feeding time at the zoo!

Those super nanny type people on TV say that you should ignore them, let them play the tantrum out.  Well that is all well and good at home, but I am paying for a meal in a nice restaurant which is being spoilt by a woman who wasn't clever enough to use contraception.

A toddler, stock image - not actually the brat from the restaurant! do us all a favour and for goodness sake hire a baby sitter

Why do people take kids to fancy restaurants when clearly they have no egg and chips?  These places serve quality food and its meant to be enjoyed in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.  The McDonalds burger joint is just down the road love; go there because you won't even have trouble getting the little brat out of the car seat into a highchair.  Your little cherub can scream their lungs out there if they like along with all the other little monsters!

I ask the question why?  If you want a night out at a fancy restaurant, do us all a favour and for goodness sake hire a baby sitter, that way we all might get to enjoy a meal in peace!


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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Lucy that's the parents fault, obvious not rights. It's a case of im on holiday with my child you deal with it, parents like that do not deserve to be parents.
LancashireLass
17th Oct 14 01:30

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Tarzens mate

Tarzens mate

Maybe you should suggest an alternative Happy Meal.
Tarzens mate
17th Oct 14 01:27

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

There's nothing inherently wrong with kids. The problem, as you've demonstrated, is the parents.
Friday Lunchtime
25th Jun 13 19:48

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Lucy

Lucy

I remember we were happily having a meal when the couple near us changed their screaming baby on the next table, leaving the dirty nappy unattended by the cutlery and glaring at everyone who stared at them. They then left. The nappy was still there. Oh yeah, and on my first trip to Turkey-on my birthday, no less- I got red wine all down my dress cos some horrible little brat was shaking my chair. I approached Pissed Mummy and told her to control her kids. She sneered at me and said 'we're on holiday'. So are we. Take your brood somewhere else please. This was at 10 at night. I'm never having kids.
Lucy
25th Jun 13 13:19

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Fed up Pedestrian

Fed up Pedestrian

When in a pub or a restaurant I have found middle class parents to be the worst in terms of letting their little darlings run riot and expecting everyone to simper and smile while their meal is ruined by the screaming and shouting.
Fed up Pedestrian
4th Jun 13 19:13

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Mark

Mark

Screaming kids are a direct result of too many uneducated dole scroungers breeding too fast in this country.
Mark
4th Jun 13 12:35

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Maybe you should suggest to the parents of the noisy brat that they should take them for an alternative Happy Meal.
LancashireLass
27th Apr 13 16:06

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hazza

hazza

Fed up diner

good idea - but i'd reckon you'd sue the manager if the manager of the restaurant failed to take action
hazza
30th Sep 11 21:18

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Fed up diner

Fed up diner

If disturbed by unruly children in a restaurant, I would suggest complaining to the manager who, if they refuse to deal with it, invoke your right to pay the value of the meal that you have had. I'd suggest being surrounded by screaming kids is worth no more than paying for a Big Mac so that is what I would offer - you must leave your name and address with the restaurant so they could challenge the payment you have left. I suspect that they won't and a if a few people do this, they'll soon get the message that its worth more to keep everyone else happy than one dysfunctional family paying for the kids menu.
Fed up diner
26th Sep 11 09:08

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hazza

hazza

oi rafa, dont let your kids turn into fat ****s or you or your kids may go into jail. never teach them to hit. dont say you want your kiddies to run wild, or they will turn into BRATS. do you want your kids to have a criminal record? well, if you dont discipline them, bloody do it!
hazza
20th Jun 11 07:55

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ACM

ACM

Rafa since you get defensive or offended at people using the term 'brats' I or we hope that you're not saying that kids can do whatever on Earth they want. Also when you made a statement about your kids flattening that Fredo person you do realize that if you teach your kids to injure someone(even an adult) for inappropriate reasons especially if you teach your kids to use some object that can cause great pain or injury that you could be sued or perhaps even end up in jail.
ACM
20th Jun 11 01:30

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AOD

AOD

Rafa, it sounds like your kids are probably a thug like you then, and since you don't appear to be very well educated (or adjusted) then perhaps we should expect that they are the same!
AOD
12th May 11 00:09

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Rafa

Rafa

Fredo if we ever meet ill lamp u, dont call kids brats you old fart! Your dad smacked you because you were a horrible child and deserved it. My kids would flatten you
Rafa
11th May 11 22:40

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Fredo

Fredo

When I see bratty kids carry on and Misbehave I think to myself "There goes tommorows juvinile delinquents" Back in the day my father would have tanned my hide for me its not abuse its disipline and its a wakeup call When ever these kid go in the Military The Drill Instructors I dealt with when they tell you "JUMP" Your response Best be How High
Fredo
11th May 11 21:43

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Fredo

Fredo

I can deal better with Diesel engines blaring thier air horns before I would deal with uncivilzed Little brats That kind of noise is a necissty becasue the train engineer is doing his job at ralway crossings
Fredo
11th May 11 21:38

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